Extracurricular Activities

There are a variety of extracurricular activities in which students can participate.  Interscholastic sports are available only to 7th and 8th grade students but other extracurricular activities are open to all grades.  Activity information included in the announcements scrolling on the TV monitors.  Available activities have included:  

 

  • Art Club

  • Book Club

  • Chamber Orchestra (by audition)

  • Chess Club

  • Classic Edition Show Choir (by audition)

  • Green Team

  • Jazz Band

  • Movie Club

  • Musical (by audition)

  • Robotics

  • Science Club

  • STEAM Club

  • Student Council

  • Variety Show (by audition)

  • Yearbook

 

Extracurricular Eligibility Policy

The transition to the Learner Centered Assessment and Reporting model allows a more complete picture of a student's learning.  Additionally, it provides a method by which a student can reflect on his/her progress towards developing skills essential for a successful career in the working world.  The coaches and directors at McKinley find that fostering these skills through our athletic and fine arts programs as well as our after school activities is critical for the long term success of our students as they make the transition to high school and adulthood.  As a result mcKinley's Extracurricular Eligibility Policy will reflect our desire to have students perform at high levels both academically and behaviorally.

 

Eligibility:  For a student to be considered eligible for athletic contests, extracurricular fine arts performances, clubs and activities the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Passing grade in all classes.

  • Detention(s) must be served prior to participation in all extracurricular activities.  Coaches and parents will be notified of student detentions.

Eligibility Deadline:  Student eligibility will be examined every Friday, and this is known as the Eligibility Deadline.  Students who do not meet these expectations by the Eligibility Deadline will be considered ineligible for the following week's competitions, performances, etc.  If the student demonstrates they meet the requirements the next Eligibility Deadline (typically the next Friday), they then will be considered eligible for competition the following week.  There may be some slight variation as to the Eligibility Deadline based on the number and spacing of the performances/athletic contests.  These variations will be announced to students by the director or coach as the need arises.